Bible Studies & Discipleship Groups: Spring 2014
Contact the leaders listed below for more details...
Bible Study: Join Professor Joseph Williams & his wife Glory as they lead a Bible study at their home (113 Elm Ave.) on Sunday Evenings at 7PM. Together the group will work through biblical passages. Contact Professor Williams () for more information.
The Biblical David (1 Samuel to 1 Kings) with Professor Matt Henry: The Biblical David: shepherd, warrior, musician, mercenary, murderer, husband of many women, dead-beat dad, king, and “man after God’s own heart.” Monday nights from 4-5:05pm in The Underground. All are welcome. Contact Professor Henry () for more information.
Six Week Challenge to Change the World: This six-week study inspires students to look beyond themselves and see a world that desperately needs Christ. Students will learn about following the call of God and will experience firsthand accounts from other students who have joined God in his worldwide work. Topics include: hearing God's call, trusting God, praying for world missions, sharing the faith, being flexible, and taking risks. Amazing stories and Scripture give an exciting challenge. The group will meet in Hebrews Café on Tuesdays from 6-7 pm. Contact Carlos Barranco () for more details.
You’re Already Amazing (Women’s Study): Women feel enormous pressure to have the perfect body, to be a perfect woman, to have the perfect career, and to have the perfect attitude. Under all that pressure and all those expectations are women carrying burdens they were never meant to carry. Reading this joy-filled book encourages women to forget the lies and expectations the world feeds them, instead believing that God made them for a purpose and that he loves them. Together the group will decide meeting time and location. Contact Jennie Williams () for more information.
Year of Biblical Womanhood: Intrigued by the traditionalist resurgence that led many of her friends to abandon their careers to assume traditional gender roles in the home, Evans decides to try it for herself, vowing to take all of the Bible’s instructions for women as literally as possible for a year. Come along with Evans as she looks for answers in the rich heritage of biblical heroines, models of grace, and all-around women of valor. Contact Chelsie Maynard () for more information.
Discernment (Group for Seniors): Henri Nouwen, world-renowned spiritual guide and counselor, teaches us how to read the "signs of the times" in daily life in order to make decisions that are ultimately guided by God. Nouwen's thoughts on discernment begin to answer one of the biggest questions we face: what should I do with my life? Together the group will decide the meeting time and location. Contact Jennie Williams () for more information.
A Charitable Discourse: Politics, science, social drinking, homosexuality, the emerging church---controversial issues dominate the media, but why don't we discuss them openly in church? Exploring the silence from the pulpit and the pews, Boone examines the ways people prevent authentic dialogue; and calls us to address these topics. The group will plan to meet on Mondays. Contact Chaplain MacPherson () for more information.
Bad Girls of the Bible: Like Bathsheba, Herodias, and the rest, today’s modern woman is surrounded by temptations, exhausted by the demands of daily living, and burdened by her own desires. In Bad Girls of the Bible, Higgs offers a unique and clear-sighted approach to understanding those “other women” in Scripture, combining a contemporary retelling of their stories with a solid, verse-by-verse study of their mistakes and what lessons women today can learn from them. Contact Patty Vazquez () for more details.
Jesus Feminist: In Jesus Feminist, Bessey shares her spiritual journey, which ranged from growing up in a post-gender-debate home to learning about the worldwide struggles of women and the obstacles even a well-meaning church can pose. Never one to shy away from the hard questions, Bessey engages critically with Scripture and church practices that are often used against full equality and shares how following Jesus made a feminist out of her. This group meets on Wednesday nights at 9:00 pm. Contact Sarah Dutra () for more information.
Divorce Care: Have you experienced divorce in your family? Do you wonder how to move from broken to healthy relationships? Together we will explore letting go of guilt, pain, and anger. Discover new ways to enrich your own relationships. For more information contact Jennie Williams ().
Grief Share: If you have experienced a loss in your life that would like prayer and support for, please contact us about the possibility of joining a group and we will journey together. Contact Jennie Williams () for more information.
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